A Portfolio is a collection of your work. It shows how your skills and ideas have developed over a period of time, and demonstrates your creativity, personality, ability, commitment. It is the tool that helps juries or individual experts evaluate your potential.
Portfolios take time and it can be extremely hard to know where to start, deciding what to show and what to exclude, while also considering how to make it both appealing and informative for the professionals who will be viewing it.
Tailored to provide artists with all the essential know-hows of Portfolio development, this session is divided in two parts: the theoretical & analytical workshop, and expert reviews.
Every participant will have the opportunity to learn the knowledge needed to create an exhaustive portfolio, present their own, and receive peer-to-peer feedback & tailored advice directly from the experts.
!! The unique opportunity to receive tailored feedback from our experts and present your work to them, can give you the tools you need to develop a well-balanced portfolio, making the difference. !!
At the end of the second session, your Portfolio will be ready, to be used when applying for grants, residencies, fellowships or other opportunities.
At the end of the workshop you will receive a toolkit you can refer to whenever you may need it!
As each Portfolio is specific to the artist’s practice, for the second session we invite experts who can give you specific, tailored feedback accordingly. Thanks to their experience as curators, artists, members of jury committees and cultural managers, the guest experts will share insights on what should be considered when developing and presenting your portfolio.
The experts for the portfolio review will be invited to provide feedback accordingly to the portfolio of the applicants.
WHAT DO PREVIOUS PARTICIPANTS SAY?
“It was really good to have a second review on the portfolio which gave us the chance to work on it during the days after the first one and see the process how it always gets better and more structured. It was amazing to get so many different views from the curators, and understand how they look at portfolios.” (D.B participant, 2023)
“I LOVED IT. Really. After this workshop and feedback, I spend the night in order to rework my portfolio. then, I got amazing feedback on the new portfolio on Friday. So yesterday, I spent a second round reworking my portfolio and now I feel that it became good and I will feel confident sending it out. Thank you so much.” ( Picaroon, participant, 2023)
From Brazil, Mariana Sesma is an artist and cultural manager with several years of experience, working in small and large Brazilian art institutions, among which the São Paulo Biennial. Having graduated in Visual Arts, and holding and MBA in Cultural Management, she has extensive knowledge about contemporary art. She has worked in the fields of Institutional and International Relations, Fundraising, Art Mediation, as well as in the organisation of numerous art exhibitions. She is passionate about art and culture, and a true believer in its crucial role in building a better Society. Her professional mission is to contribute to increasing the sustainability and accessibility of the arts.
Jessica Capra is a cultural professional with ten years of experience of working in culture and supporting artists in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Turkey and Italy. She initiates and develops cultural projects based on specific needs to make a change. She works for and with artists and cultural professionals.
The pillars of every project she develops are the promotion of shared knowledge, the need to connect people to enhance skills, and the creation of new collaborations that can positively influence the current cultural scene. Her passion for motivating, empowering and advising others, especially young cultural professionals and artists, led her to the creation of The Artist and the Others. This Foundation, which is based in Maastricht & Munich and working alongside European partners, provides artists with the knowledge, skills and connections they need to develop their careers. For over 5 years, she has been coaching artists, and she initiated the Summer Training for Emerging artists, where she works with curators, cultural managers, galleriests and market specialists to bring their knowledge to artists. She is also part of different jury committees and a board member of GEDOK Munich.
Date: Friday 22nd of March (Workshop) & Friday 26th of April (Expert Reviews)
Time: 10:00-12:00 (including breaks)
Location: Online – Zoom
Places: 10 professionals
Experts: Mariana Sesma & Jessica Capra + other experts (external curators & gallerists chosen in connection to the art practice of the participants).
**Price: €75 WORKSHOP + FEEDBACK (€56 WORKSHOP ONLY)
** *Spring Semester Bundle: €190 EARLY BIRD or €220 (PRICE AFTER THE 29th of February)
*All of the workshops of our SPRING SEMESTER 2024 are included in the comprehensive Spring Semester Bundle (3 Workshops + 3 Feedback/Review sessions). Please note that the bundle does not include ‘Workshop for recent graduates: How do you develop a career as an Artist?’ or Emilia Telese’s workshops ‘How to Navigate the Art World: Being an Artist, as a Profession’ & ‘How to create a Sustainable Workflow of Projects. Project Management for Artists’.
**If you find it hard to pay in a lump sum, payment by instalments is an option. In case of financial difficulties, or questions connected to the workshop, please contact us at email@example.com
!! We highly recommend artists to attend both the workshop and the review session (included in the Workshop + Review package or comprehensive Spring Semester Bundle). The unique opportunity to receive tailored feedback from our experts can give you the tools you need to develop a clear and effective artist statement, making the difference. !!
At the end of the feedback session, you will have expert advance and feedback specifically on your portfolio, in relation to your artistic practice. This will help you present your work to gallerists, curators or jury committees!